Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities

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At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st Aladdin hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781442445932
1442445939
Branch Call Number: J SERIES KEEPE

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Another_bookworm
Mar 22, 2019

FITZPHIE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IAmAbby
Mar 20, 2019

@ Markham bibliocommons, can you please do an ebook version for this book???

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Wolverine06
Feb 12, 2019

I'm going to keep this short...LOVE THE BOOK!!!

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yuriyan
Feb 02, 2019

OMG!!!!!! This book is totally amazing.
I am on series one.

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anjulajoy
Jan 24, 2019

This series is amazing! Team Foster-Keefe forever! Keefe is the BEST CHARACTER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this series. I like that she isn't afraid to make some characters die, because it gives the books some sadness - plus, not all books need to be sparkles and alicorns- I mean, unicorns. I am so disappointed in Flashback (not really, it's hard to be disappointed)!

First, Shannon Messenger is WAY to good at making cliffhangers- And (spoiler alert! For Flashback!) I am disappointed that Fitz and Sophie are together... Maybe since Sophie is unmatchable, her and Fitz will break up, and she will go with Keefe! He probably is unmatchable too, anyways, with his mom being with the Neverseen and all. Don't lose hope Keephie lovers!

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RONAK TEJ NATHOO
Jan 17, 2019

this book is by-far one of the best books i have read. i actually received the hardcover as a christmas gift, but it was so good, i had to buy the next one from chapters at full price. i would definitely reccomend buying this book, much less borrowing it. i remember one night, i stayed up to around 4:57am reading. i 'went to bed' at 8:45pm. that's how good it is. almost as good as harry potter. i will always treasure this book. shannon messenger really gave these characters life and i felt like i was living what sophie (the main character) was going through. there is a perfect balance and transition between what is actually happening and what sophie is thinking. i could go on FOREVER about how good this book is. but i also have one question which may spark some controversy to those who REALLY read the book: what is the whole deal between sophie and keefe? thnx so much for reading this. i'll see you around!

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Gcatflann
Jan 16, 2019

Not the best series I've ever read, but close. Shannon Messenger brings her characters to life, she writes them as if SHE had lived their lives, she writes exactly what they would do, say, and think, and she never makes them do anything that isn't true to (pun intended) their character. The writing is well done, the plot refreshingly new and different (they say nothing under the sun is new. This is false. Keeper of the Lost Cities is a never-seen-before wonder of modern English literature). One never knows what to expect when diving into one of Shannon Messenger's books. I'm sure writers all over America are asking: "What is her secret?!?" I know I am. It's amazing that this book hasn't won any awards. The cover art is well done as well. I recommend this book to any and all with a taste for fantasy and a few free hours.
Note: The hours must be completely free of obligation, once you start reading this series there's no way your setting the book down. Not even to get out of a burning house.

P.S. Team Fitzphie forever! Down with Fosterkeefe!
P.P.S. I'm serious, though. This series is amazing, I need to find Shannon Messenger and make her give me her writing genius. Her characters are so well developed. The reader is sucked into the Keeper Vortex from the first word of the first page. I'm going to fan-out here for a second,
READ THIS BOOK IT IS AMAZING YOU WILL LOVE IT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO HATE IT SHANNON MESSENGER HAS BEEN GIFTED WITH THE POWER OF ALL OF THE GREAT AUTHORS IT IS AMAZING JUST READ THE BOOK STOP READING MY COMMENT IT'S TAKING AWAY FROM YOUR READING TIME NEVER LET ANYTHING TAKE AWAY YOUR READING TIME OF KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES

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kamreader
Jan 13, 2019

I don't think I need to do a complete synopsis of the series because it has already been done, but the entire series is very well written. There are virtually no errors/typos to be found. The series is about 12 year old Sophie, and her "adventures" after she discovers that she is an elf, not a human, and moves to the Lost Cities to live life as an elf. This book is rather gory - kidnappings, life-threatening injuries, and murders galore - so it really depends on your maturity level whether you can read it. The characters are very lovable and you just want to protect them at all costs even though you have no ability to do so, and you'll be rooting for Sophie through the whole series. The villains and their plans are very well thought out and unpredictable. Actually, most of the aspects of the book are unpredictable, and you don't have to worry about "well, I know how this story is going to go." To wrap it up, this whole series is incredible and it would be a great idea to read it.

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brown_cat_617
Jan 06, 2019

I looove this series! And shannon messenger.

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anjulajoy
Dec 24, 2018

This book is amazing. I couldn't get it out of my hands the first time I read it. It's the type of book that you read over and over again.

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sheriswartz
Apr 13, 2019

sheriswartz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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black_swan_259
Mar 24, 2019

black_swan_259 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Another_bookworm
Mar 22, 2019

Another_bookworm thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

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lilalovesbooks
Mar 03, 2019

lilalovesbooks thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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black_swan_225
Feb 13, 2019

black_swan_225 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Gcatflann
Jan 16, 2019

Gcatflann thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 21

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kamreader
Jan 13, 2019

kamreader thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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black_swan_250
Dec 30, 2018

black_swan_250 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_panda_4770
Nov 27, 2018

blue_panda_4770 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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black_swan_257
Nov 10, 2018

black_swan_257 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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anjulajoy
Jan 29, 2019

Sexual Content: Some mild crushes

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Gcatflann
Jan 16, 2019

Other: This is an amazing book, the reader won't be able to put it down without major medical attention. I will say this: if you are a parent and would prefer it if your kids did not read books with girls having crushes on guys you may want to steer clear of this series

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black_swan_257
Nov 10, 2018

Other: Insane coolness! Go Sophie!!

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Carina2008
Oct 16, 2018

Other: will make you go into a book trance whilst reading

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StrawberryAlpaca
Aug 15, 2018

Other: Can't let go until done

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SugaryTiramisu
Jul 17, 2018

Other: Never ending addiction

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indigo_falcon_137
May 30, 2018

Other: Causes MAJOR obsession

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Gwen904
Aug 09, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The entire series includes: betrayal, violence, insane people, monsters, criminals, corrupt leaders, and slight romance.

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Kataria
Aug 08, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This series of books are the best things in the entire world, but they contain several love interests and some scary scenes. The characters have many close calls

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Benvolia
Jun 07, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intensely sad scenes dealing with abandonment

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clemjunka
Apr 11, 2019

“Absolutely not,” Bronte barked, a vein throbbing in his forehead. “I refuse.”
“That’s not your decision to make,” Emery informed him with a smile.

-Page 483, in which I laughed out loud because Bronte was denied

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violet_panda_
Nov 30, 2018

Friends?
Since when did cool, cute boys want to be her friend? Not that she was complaining....

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swansong_0
Mar 14, 2018

swan song

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green_ant_2572
Dec 28, 2017

“I would rather be punished for making the right decision than live with the guilt of making the wrong one for the rest of my life.”
-Sophie Foster, Keeper of the Lost Cities (my favorite quote!)

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blue_dolphin_5545
Aug 21, 2017

"'What are you doing?'
'Sorry nervous habit'
'You tear out your eyelashes'
'It doesnt hurt'
'Still'
'You sound like my mom'"

white_bird_77 Jun 16, 2016

"NO!" Her plea was so desperate it transmitted.

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zhangcho
Feb 22, 2015

"Do you wonder why you were hidden with humans?"
Her mind darted unwillingly to Prentice. "My real parents must've wanted to get rid of me," she whispered

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violet_hamster_224
May 12, 2013

"That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Who came up with that?"
"Uh, Albert Einstein."
"Huh. Never heard of him. But he was wrong."

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Reality_Escaper
Apr 05, 2013

"Okay" she agreed. If he refused to be serious, so would she. "Fine. I'm an elf. Am I supposed to help Frodo destroy the ring and save Middle-earth? Or do I have to make toys for the North Pole?" - Sophie Foster

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black_swan_257
Nov 10, 2018

Sophie Foster is a 12-year old girl, but she is hiding something. Ever since age five, she has had the ability to read minds. Suddenly, she meets a boy named Fitz. He tells her that there is nothing wrong with her brain. She is an elf, and a Telepath. Sophie is whisked into a world of adventure, intensity, and magic. This book will almost always get you hooked, if you're reading it for the first or 100th time.
P.S. Go Team Foster-Keefe-Vacker-Diznee!

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blue_dolphin_5545
Aug 21, 2017

Sophie foster is a 12 year who is in high school. She's never fit in at school or at home. But that all changes when she meets a smart (and super cute) boy who takes her to a place with people just like her. She quickly makes friends. But even a perfect world has it's faults...

white_bird_77 Jun 16, 2016

Sophie Foster, a 12-year-old high school senior, is hated by her classmates. She never really belonged or fit in anywhere…until a mysterious boy arrives and shows her that there's a place where she belongs. Suddenly her whole life changes. But just because she belongs doesn't mean that everyone likes her. It also doesn't mean that she's so safe, either…

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joycemas
Jul 22, 2014

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks…

But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.

But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death—and time is running out.

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